Albert Schweitzer was a theologian and medical doctor who established a missionary hospital in 1913 on the banks of the Ogowe River in a small village in the interior lowlands of West Africa. Forty-one years after his arrival and a year and a half after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his missionary work, Schweitzer encountered his first case of appendicitis among the African natives. Not only did the African natives seem resistant to appendicitis, they seemed resistant to other diseases as well.
In 1957, Schweitzer wrote, “On my arrival in Gabon, I was astonished to encounter no cases of cancer . . . . I can not, of course, say positively that there was no cancer at all, but, like other frontier doctors, I can only say that if any cases existed they must have been quite rare.” Continue reading
I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s email. Many of you told me how much you appreciated my willingness to share. I just want everyone on this list to know I am sincerely focused on helping you live better lives through proper nutrition and exercise.
Last week Exercise Inc was fortunate enough to be the topic of Angela Ganote’s Female focus segment on Fox 59. Angela has been a client at Exercise Inc since the day we opened. She was the first customer to walk in the door on our first day of business, and she is a big fan of what we do.
Her segment was about the importance of strength training for women, especially as they approach the later years in life. If you didn’t know, the slow strength training method we use became popular in the early 80’s as the result of an osteoporosis study that involved women who were post-menopausal and had osteoporosis. Continue reading
It’s hard to believe it has been almost a year since I’ve written a newsletter article or a blog post. The other day I checked our website and realized my last post was in August, right before the birth of our son. I had no idea how much the birth of a child would change my life.
Our son, Cole, is truly a blessing for my wife and me. If you are a parent, you know what I mean when I say my perspective on just about everything has changed. But several other recent experiences have also changed my perspective on life and strengthened my commitment to teaching people the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
In the last year, much of my time and attention has been taken away from Exercise Inc. I’m generally a private person and, I keep most of my personal issues to myself. Even those who know me well may not know about the following events. But they have been learning experiences for me, so I think they are worth sharing. Continue reading
My neighbor, Anne Lesko, told me and my wife (Connie) about Exercise Inc before we went on spring break last year. While I was on spring break, I saw a 60-yr old man running on the beach. He was ripped and in much better shape than me at 41. I decided it was time to do something about that.
At first, I was skeptical about the whole process at Exercise Inc, but I liked the fact that there was a nutritional plan for life along with the fact that you didn't need to spend hours in a gym every week. This fits into my schedule perfectly because I own a roofing company, storage units, and rental properties. I also have a wife and 8-yr old daughter.
Ten months later, I am so glad to say that Exercise Inc is the real deal. I am a lot stronger and have so much more energy. I have lost 14 lbs and have changed the shape of my body. I honestly believe I am in better shape today at 42 than when I was playing college football.
Some of the things I enjoy in life are watching and playing sports and spending time with my family and friends.
I would like to give a special thanks to my friend and trainer, Vee, for all of his support, vast knowledge, and inspiration.
In January 2008, I had a trip planned to Hawaii for my niece’s wedding in June, and I really wanted to get in shape. I started working out 5 days a week until my vacation, and I only lost 3 pounds in in 6 months! When I got back from Hawaii, I didn’t go back to the gym.